RISS Centers Make a Difference Every Day
“RISSProp is invaluable! It provides us with investigative leads that we would not have otherwise.”
—Sergeant Chris Hardiman
Saco, Maine, Police Department
“The photos and maps [provided by MAGLOCLEN] were used as exhibits at trial. The jury convicted the defendant of first-degree murder, and he will receive a mandatory life sentence with no possibility of parole. Thank you for your assistance–it really made a difference.”
—Assistant District Attorney Travis Anderson
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney’s Office
Through the use of ROCIC specialized surveillance equipment, the Harrison County, West Virginia, Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) gathered and used new evidence to obtain a confession from a man who had killed a 7-year-old child 30 years ago. The person of interest in the cold case was still residing in the jurisdiction and investigators were concerned that he might be abusing children at his residence. Over a 30-day period, evidence was gathered from the surveillance equipment installed near the person of interest’s home. The suspect was subsequently brought in and questioned. With the new evidence that was obtained, the suspect confessed to the child’s murder. The HCSO chief deputy and the investigative sergeant stated that the ROCIC equipment, which their agency could not afford to obtain on its own, was instrumental in obtaining the confession and that it saved their agency numerous man-hours of investigative time.
The Phoenix, Arizona, Police Department contacted the RMIN RISSafe Watch Center to request that an address be entered into RISSafe to conduct surveillance during a narcotics investigation. Seizures included 87 pounds of meth, valued at $174,000; 0.50 pound of heroin, valued at $5,200; 8 pounds of marijuana, valued at $3,200; 2 firearms; and $14,000 in U.S. currency. One suspect was arrested.